South Africa has confirmed three constructive COVID-19 instances in its soccer squad to participate on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo, together with gamers Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi.
Video analyst Mario Masha additionally examined constructive on arrival in Tokyo because the crew prepares to face host Japan on Thursday.
“We now have three constructive instances of COVID-19 within the camp right here, two gamers and an official,” crew supervisor Mxolisi Sibam mentioned in a media launch from the South African Soccer Affiliation on Sunday.
“There may be day by day screening….Masha and Monyane reported excessive temperatures and constructive saliva exams, and had been then taken to do the nasal take a look at…and so they sadly examined constructive for COVID-19.
“Mahlatsi is the newest participant to undergo the identical course of.”
He mentioned that the crew has been quarantined till cleared to coach, ready for outcomes from exams earlier on Sunday.
“This unlucky scenario has made us miss our first intensive coaching session final evening.”
Mexico and France are additionally in South Africa’s first spherical group.
Earlier, it was reported that two athletes residing within the Olympic Village, one Worldwide Olympic Committee member and one other athlete not residing within the Village had examined constructive for COVID-19. All had been “non-Japanese.”